Gulf Air to unveil exciting packages at BITE 2007 Wholesome holiday packages and 'beat-the-heat' offers await visitors

Published May 7th, 2007 - 11:05 GMT

Gulf Air, the official carrier of BITE, will be presenting several exciting holiday packages and unbeatable fares for visitors at the Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE 2007), which opens today (8 May 2007).

Gulf Air and Gulf Air Holidays- the holiday package division of Gulf Air- have come up with two novel schemes for potential travellers just for these three days. For instance, visitors can purchase a unique holiday 'Discount Coupon' at just BD5 that instantly qualifies them for a 12 per cent discount on the packages they purchase for travel between 1 June and 30 September 2007.

“We have come up with this unique idea with a practical purpose," says Gulf Air Vice President Marketing and Sales Lee Shave.

"Last year our Gulf Air stand at BITE witnessed a huge number of visitors, both from within the Kingdom and from neighbouring countries, waiting in queue for long to discuss and get expert opinion to plan and book their holiday packages.

“By purchasing this coupon they can meet up with our destination experts any time after the BITE and discuss in detail, plan and book their packages at leisure. They are also assured of a 12% discount instantly."

Gulf Air Holidays packages focus on the travel preferences of the local community and resident expatriates and are packed with quality, value-for-money package holidays with a range of properties to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxurious beach-front resorts to elegant boutique hotels, from homely self catering apartments to chic villas.


'Beat-the-heat' offer
For those, who prefer to buy just destination tickets instead of packages, Gulf Air is unveiling a unique 'beat-the-heat' offer at BITE. In addition to competitive low fares to several destinations, an instant, 'surprise destination fare' will also be announced at the Gulf Air stand every two-hours. The fares will be highly competitive and are available to select destinations announced on the spot.

"BITE is an ideal ‘shopping platform’ for consumers to grab unbeatable deals and competitive fares to their favourite destinations,” says Gulf Air General Manager Bahrain Abdulmalik Al Saie.

"With summer holidays fast approaching, this 'beat-the heat offer', I am sure, will be an instant hit with potential travellers, as they can get the best deals to travel even during the busiest summer period."

About Gulf Air
Founded in 1950, Gulf Air, owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman, is the only truly Pan Gulf carrier in the Middle East region.

The regional, geographic and cultural values that the airline has embraced over more than half a century are still central to defining its brand and service ethos.

Today the airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 47 cities in 30 countries. The fleet comprises 34 aircraft and has the distinct advantage of possessing the strongest network across the Middle East.

A platform for sustained commercial operation has been established over the past three years as part of a multi-phased turnaround programme. It has also provided a framework for a succession of innovative products and services including the unique Sky Chefs and Sky Nannies that form part of Gulf Air’s ’smart airline, successful business’ vision.

International recognition has been achieved as a result of the turnaround programme leading to numerous awards for the airline’s innovative and high quality products and services: These include:
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Business Airline 2006 (British Travel Awards)
Best Onboard Service 2006 (Gold) (Mercury Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2005 (Sky Trax  Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2005(Sky Trax  Awards)
Best designed in-flight magazine 2005 (American Creativity Awards)
Middle East Leading First Class Airline 2005 (World Travel Awards)
World’s Leading Airport Lounge 2005  (World Travel Awards)
Middle East region’s best airport restaurant for its restaurant in Bahrain International Airport lounge 2005 (PAX International Readership Awards)
Middle East & North African Platinum Best Airline 2004 (MENA Travel Awards)
Most Improved Airline 2004 (Skytrax Awards)
Middle East First Class Airline (Arabian Business Awards)
Best new product launch for in-flight services (PAX international Readership Awards)
Best First Class Onboard Food 2004 (Skytrax Food Category)
Best Business Class Check-in 2004 (Skytrax Check-in Category)
Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2008


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